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Holywell Bay

Thursday 23rd May

 

 

Holywell Bay as seen from Penhale Point with a wonderful display of kidney vetch in the foreground.

Holywell Bay as seen from Penhale Point with a wonderful display of kidney vetch in the foreground.

 

Ten of us ventured to Holywell Bay last Thursday evening.  Windy, coldish, sunny and cloudy with a hint of rain; great conditions for landscape photography.   We meet at 7.30pm at the National Trust car park and yomped up to the nearby headland to photograph the wild flowers and the bay.   We then yomped back down again and across the sand dunes to be on the beach to photograph Gull Rocks, sand patterns and the sunset.

Just before sunset on Holywell Beach

Gull Rocks half an hour before sunset.

 

In the above photo the sun was so strong, even though it hadn’t dropped below the mass of cloud, and the contrast so great, that it was difficult to get a decent photograph.  Compare this image to one taken 45 minutes later when the sun has well and truly disappeared.  The huge contrast has disappeared and you can even see a bit of detail in Gull Rocks.

Holywell Beach 15 minutes after sunset

Holywell Beach and Gull Rocks 15 minutes after sunset

 

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful shots Malcolm.

    May 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    • Thanks Adrian, I was very fortunate with the weather.

      May 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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